Glass Wings Blog: September 2014

Scientists vindicate 'Limits to Growth' – urge investment in 'circular economy'

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:04:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/04/scientists-limits-to-growth-vindicated-investment-transition-circular-economy>

"According to a new peer-reviewed scientific report, industrial
civilisation is likely to deplete its low-cost mineral resources within
the next century, with debilitating impacts for the global economy and

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The Caring Owl

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:08:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105470166885615865572/posts/PxHqsevqDcF

"One evening my granddaughter, she was about four years old then, were
playing in the room with all her toys. Needless to say, they were all
animal toys like “My Little Ponies” etc. One of the soft toys that she

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Supernumerary Robotic Limbs: robotic arms that will lend a helping hand

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:09:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/07/09/supernumerary-robotic-limbs-robotic-arms-that-will-lend-a-helping-hand-wearablewednesday/>

"How many times have you been doing something, like lifting a heavy or
bulky object, and said, “I wish I had an extra set of arms?” Well, now,
your wish has come true. A group of researchers from MIT have created

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This Girl Takes Mirror Selfies To The Next Level

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:43:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.demilked.com/bathroom-mirror-selfies-funny-illustration-art-mirrorsme/>

"Mirrorsme, a young Norwegian instagramer, has certainly altered our
perception of mirror selfies. A new Internet starlet has been drawing
funny interactive illustration with posca, acrylic and chalk markers on

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Poseur Pastor Pouts, Pursues Preposterous Proceeding, Procures Painful Penalty

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:44:15 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.popehat.com/2014/07/08/poseur-pastor-pouts-pursues-preposterous-proceeding-procures-painful-penalty/>

A positive outcome in an abuse of copyright case. Great alliterative
article title, too!

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Mews: Maru and Hana have a new toy!

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:45:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://katzenworld.co.uk/2014/07/10/mews-maru-and-hana-have-a-new-toy/

"We think it looks fun! :)"

I like the design - a clever use of cardboard.

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Ocean Piglets, Shield Toads and Naked Snails

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:57:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.babbel.com/magazine/funny-animal-names-in-german

"The German language is famous for some really long nouns
(Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän comes to mind). This is
because German nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives are like lego

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In pictures: Bouncing beneath Blaenau

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:58:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-27994637

"It's already home to the world's longest zip-wire, now Gwynedd boasts
what is believed to be the world's largest underground trampoline in the
abandoned Llechwedd slate quarry."

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Bread and circuses…well, circuses anyway, not so much bread

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:24:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/07/09/bread-and-circuseswell-circuses-anyway-not-so-much-bread/>

"This argument is basically a version of the “Well, the poor all have
cell phones!” dismissal. They’ve also got refrigerators and TVs,
therefore, you should just ignore the fact that the wealthiest are

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Hand-stitched Calvin and Hobbes embroidery

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:26:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/08/hand-stitched-calvin-and-hobbe.html

"This amazing Calvin and Hobbes embroidery was a birthday gift from
Laura Hatrich to her son; Hatrich sells on Etsy under the name Tiny
Scissors and there are some tremendous pieces there. (via IO9)"

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“Fungi tree” by Tom Beddard

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:53:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J6S4bDc6QwQ

"This picture, “Fungi tree” by Tom Beddard, is a three-dimensional
variant of the fractal known as the Pythagoras tree. Beddard is from the
UK and has a PhD in laser physics from the University of St Andrews."

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Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip'

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:18:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.today.com/books/read-j-k-rowlings-new-post-latest-harry-potter-gossip-1D79887288>

"Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you. Since March,
best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories
about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore, the

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WizAz: Magic Rocks!

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:51:07 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I have a new show opening at Melbourne Fringe--WizAz: Magic Rocks!
It's a show that started its life as a television pitch for a producer's
conference with Sammy J attached (truly, I have the photos to prove it).
It has now turned into a comedy musical for the stage.

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Raising UnAustralia: Eva Orner’s asylum seeker documentary

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:43:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/raising-unaustralia-eva-orners-asylum-seeker-documentary>

"'A feature documentary that examines how Australia went from being the
Lucky Country to a country that persecutes desperate asylum seekers,' is
how film producer Eva Orner (pictured above) is selling her new project

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Bill Murray's Long-Lost Sci-Fi Comedy Is Online

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:45:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/11/bill-murrays-long-lost-sci-fi-comedy-is-online/>

"Nothing Lasts Forever stars Gremlins's Zach Galligan as an aspiring
artist who moves to New York and discovers that the Port Authority has
taken over and turned the city into a totalitarian state. He is forced

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All the Lovins to Ghibli

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:05:04 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
A tribute to Ghibli Studios...so many feels. Nicely done.

http://youtu.be/LQ9pR5yduX4

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Whale Art

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:40:00 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Whole worlds are sculpted on the backs of sculpted whales. Stunningly
beautiful.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/19335173/DREAMS-ark

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Federal agency erased data to hide mismanagement of Native American remains, says whistleblower

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:37:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/10/federal-agency-erased-data-to.html

"A former Tribal Historical Preservation Officer's complaint has sparked
calls for an investigation into claims that federal officials ignored a
law that says human remains and relics must be documented, preserved and

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Japanese Doctor Who

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:39:08 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eak26ohx1Y8

"Found a clip on old video tape 1970's? 80's?...like a Japanese version
Doctor Who. Anyone?"

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Lessons Learned Trailer

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 02:40:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://vimeo.com/97022699

"Lessons Learned is a live action puppet short film. In the story, the
boy is surprised by special treatment on this year's annual birthday
visit with his grandfather. Instead of the regular tea and cake fare,

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Ma Yan Yan - An awesome magic ballet performance at Amazing Chinese 2014

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:17:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyBVG_npWug

"Ma Yan Yan has combined magic and ballet to be an amazing show at
Amazing Chinese 2014"

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Gauvain Manhattan

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:19:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://gauvainmanhattan.blogspot.fr/

"Nouveaux dessins au crayon de couleur.  C'est des recherches de
personnages pour une BD."

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A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:18:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/a-quest-to-find-the-secret-origins-of-lost-video-game-levels/373925/>

"How I returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its
original architect"

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New report calls for “deep decarbonization” to stay within 2°C limit

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:19:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/new-report-calls-for-deep-decarbonization-to-stay-within-2c-limit/>

"Given what we know about the sensitivity of the climate to added
greenhouse gases, it's possible to calculate how much more carbon
dioxide we can admit while still having a reasonable chance of staying

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Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:36:55 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/11/judy-blume-interview-forever-writer-children-young-adults>

"Judy Blume, tiny and smiley and as warmly open as befits the author of
seminal novels about growing up 'Forever…', and 'Are You There, God?
It's Me, Margaret' is sitting in a hotel in London and talking about the

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Sunday Sweets: Gettin' Geeky Wit It

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:37:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/7/13/sunday-sweets-gettin-geeky-wit-it.html>

"Because like cake, there are many flavors of geek fandom - and I love
them all."

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Animals Sitting on Capybaras

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:45:56 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://animalssittingoncapybaras.tumblr.com/

Well that's a niche!

Via Muse, who wrote:  "Capybaras, nature's comfy chairs."

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The "Fake Geek" is Not The Problem When It Comes to "Fake Geek Girls" by Chris Brecheen

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:47:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.networkedblogs.com/X4IJt

"I've sat with geeks of every stripe. Star Wars fans. Trekkies.
Browncoats. Role players. LARPers. Cosplayers. SCAers. Comic Book
lovers. Gamers. Even people who love civil war strategy games."

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Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison"

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:31:47 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24920-released-occupy-activist-cecily-mcmillan-theres-no-sense-in-prison>

"Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily
McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting."

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Chinese Animated Feature Trailer 我的师父姜子牙 Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:33:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0JVAeSibc

"Chinese animated feature, Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms, coming in 2016."

Wow, this looks stunning!  Hopefully we'll get it over here, at least in

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A Medley of Daft Punk Songs Played on Two Acoustic Guitars

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:34:59 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/a-medley-of-daft-punk-songs-played-on-two-acoustic-guitars/>

"Acoustic guitar duo ShowHawk pay tribute to French electronic music legends
Daft Punk with a medley of songs, including “Aerodynamic“, “Get Lucky“, “One
More Time“, “Robot Rock“, and “Harder Better Stronger” in this video shot at

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Economist examines empirical evidence of file-sharing on box-office revenue

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:54:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/14/economist-examines-empirical-e.html

"A paper from University of Kansas economist Koleman Strumpf empirically
examines the impact of file-sharing on box-office revenues."

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Weird Al Yankovic gets ‘Tacky’ with Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:55:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weird-al-yankovic-gets-tacky-with-pharrells-happy/>

"Featuring guest appearances from comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho,
Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black, the video was shot on
location at the historic Palace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, the

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO)

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:00:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfgSEwjAeno

"John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a
problem in the future."

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Put Down That Knife And Check Out Weird Al Yankovic’s All-Time Greatest Videos

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:30:29 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://uproxx.com/music/2014/07/weird-al-yankovics-best-music-videos/

"Unlike a lot of aging stars, Weird Al still doesn’t take himself all
that seriously, and at the very least, he doesn’t think that he’s the
only player in the game. In a new interview with NPR, Al admitted that

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Capitalism as the greatest engine of wealth creation -- what is the origin of this claim, and what is the proof?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:31:43 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193/posts/j6joVHxDPZ1

"From a post of Yonatan Zunger's, Jim Douglas claims:

It's completely true that free-market capitalism is the best system ever

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Dennis Kucinich and “wackiness”

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:55:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.salon.com/2012/03/10/dennis_kucinich_and_wackiness/

'The now-defeated congressman consistently opposed destructive
bipartisan pieties -- and is therefore "crazy"'

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We Are Borg: Crowdsourced Engineering and the Collective Mind of the Internet

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:59:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://denniswingo.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/we-are-borg-crowdsourced-engineering-and-the-collective-mind-of-the-internet/>

"In the science fiction universe of Star Trek, set several hundred years
in the future, when we are a spacefaring civilization, humanity
encounters a species called the Borg.  The Borg are a conglomeration of

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Boat people un-Christian? Wrong, Mr Abbott

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:32:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-11/burnside-an-unchristian-view-of-asylum-seekers/4123872>

"It is not surprising that Mr Abbott has a view about the moral
dimension of refugee issues. It is entirely appropriate that he should
consider the matter from the perspective of Christian teaching, given

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Support Liam Dawe creating gaming articles

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.patreon.com/liamdawe

"I've written about Linux gaming for over 5 years!"

A useful resource that could use some support.

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I was poor, but a GOP die-hard: How I finally left the politics of shame

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:41:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2014/07/16/i_was_poor_but_a_gop_die_hard_how_i_finally_left_the_politics_of_shame/>

"I hated government -- even as it was the only thing trying to save me.
Here's how, one day, I finally saw the light"

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5 Reasons Conspiracy Theories Are Destroying the World

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:44:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cracked.com/article_21341_5-ways-every-conspiracy-theory-makes-world-worse.html>

"Yeah, it's time to take conspiracy theorists seriously, but not for the
reasons they want us to."

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What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:55:00 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://thehairpin.com/2014/07/what-happened-when-we-gave-our-daughter-my-last-name>

"On a snowy morning in college, I sat up on my futon, stared out the
dorm window, and nudged my boyfriend Chris. “What would you think about
our children having my last name?” I asked."

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Skullgirls Creator Combats Piracy With Humor And By Being Awesome

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:56:08 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140710/06544827837/skullgirls-creator-combats-piracy-with-humor-being-awesome.shtml>

"We've long made the argument that one way to combat piracy is to
connect with fans and treat them well. In other words, being awesome
will generate enough good will from fans that actually want a producer's

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Picturing Dragons

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:11:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/picturing-dragons

"Dragons are arguably the most ubiquitous and most beloved fantastical
creature. Initially I shied away from dragons as a theme—they’re
everywhere, where do you even start!? But they are everywhere because

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Dogs in wheelcart playing with a stick

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:12:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3q118uhKJM

Happy doggies!

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Yulia Brodskaya is a delight!

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:43:37 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Beautiful scrumptious paper art!

http://www.artyulia.com/index.php/Illustration

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Superconductivity Dance Flash Mob (emergentuniverse.org)

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:37:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6sukIs0ozk

"Created for the online science museum emergentuniverse.org, this dance
flash mob illustrates the behavior of electrons in a superconductor.
Superconductors are materials which, at very low temperatures, can

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A New Digital Currency Whose Value Is Based on Your Reputation

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:38:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/document-coin

"Instead of using pure mathematics to prevent things like the same
person spending the same money twice, Document Coin will rely on
personal reputation to keep all transactions in order. And each unit of

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Six Clicks: More Linux single-board computers

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:34:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.zdnet.com/six-clicks-more-linux-single-board-computers-7000031776/>

"There are many great Linux-powered single-board computers, starting
with the new Raspberry Pi B+."

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"Weird Al" Yankovic – Sports Song

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:38:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ba6f6b020a/weird-al-yankovic-sports-song>

I really enjoy Weird Al's original songs too, not just his parodies.  I
bought the physical CD of Mandatory Fun.  It has amusing photos in the
included booklet!

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The World Health Organization calls for the decriminalisation of drug use

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:19:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blog/world-health-organization-calls-decriminalisation-drug-use>

"The WHO's unambiguous recommendation is clearly grounded in concerns for
public health and human rights."

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Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:23:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/amazon-isnt-killing-writing-the-market-is/

"An unlimited plan is expected to put a ceiling on a reader’s total expenses
for books, therefore capping the costs of the most lucrative customers. Readers
will spend less, writers will be paid less, books will disappear, and the Earth

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WizAz on SYN FM

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:49:51 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Here's the live radio interview on SYN FM about my show WizAz!

http://syn.org.au/node/30734

Come along to the show!

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Sunday Sweets... In... SPAAAACE!

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:20:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/7/20/sunday-sweets-in-spaaaace.html

Some lovely space cakes!

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DIY Inspiration: Rainbow Rose Petal Jewelry!

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:22:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.epbot.com/2014/07/diy-inspiration-rainbow-rose-petal.html

Gorgeous jewelry.  So colourful!

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The Day My Grandmother Exploded

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:51:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://ursulav.livejournal.com/1592032.html

'So we were chatting on a writing forum about "hooks"--the things you're
supposed to have that make the reader keep reading--and about hooks that
were clearly over the top and existed just as an attention grab, and

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Cricket Enrichment for Black-Footed Cat Kittens

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:53:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr9s6nngvM4

"The kittens got a special treat recently: live crickets!

At the Zoo, our black-footed cats are fed a commercial mix of raw meat

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How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:32:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/message/how-to-always-be-right-on-the-internet-delete-your-mistakes-519a595da2f5>

"Spark conspiracies, incite riots, and predict the future with a
confidence scam for the Twitter era"

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Kid President and Craig Robinson Go Cat Caroling

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bsp_aRHDFA

"Why is it only okay to go caroling during Christmas? Kid President and
Craig Robinson hit the streets to make every day a holiday as the best
band ever."

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Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:39:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robots-get-flexible-and-torqued-up-with-deformable-origami-wheels>

'Origami, the art of folding pieces of paper to create shapes, is an
appealing concept for robotics because you can transform two dimensional
materials into three dimensional structures that are inherently

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Misleading on Marriage: how gay marriage opponents twist history to suit their agenda

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:40:57 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/21/mawwiage.html

"Much of what you hear about the purpose of marriage is ahistorical.
Lisa L. Spangenberg on what the institution was traditionally fit for."

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“I can’t even.”

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:44:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/message/i-cant-even-33ac06fe8ddf

"So, you’re online and you see something totally absurd, horrifying or
idiotic. How can you tweet about it? What’s the best way to convey the
absurdity, the horror, or the idiocy?"

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Focusing on Food Miles is a Mistake

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-07-15/focusing-on-food-miles-is-a-mistake>

"In The Energy Basis of Food Security I note how tightly linked food
prices are to energy prices, pointing out that the primary reason for
this link is that food production is incredibly energy intensive. A

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Fan fiction: Creative river runs ever on

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:36:35 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/fan-fiction-creative-river-runs-ever-on-20140721-3cbbq.html>

"Writers of 'fan fiction' take characters from their favourite books,
films, and TV series and recast them in new works. Julia Llewellyn Smith
asks whether this is creative licence - or cashing in."

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Bobble Crochet Beard Beanies

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:37:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/crafty-corner/bobble-crochet-beard-beanies>

"What a fabulous find this FREE Pattern is.  Not only does it come in
multiple sizes but it has the full Tutorial and Pattern for you to
follow to make these adorable crochet bobble beard beanies. Everyone

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Stanford University Creates World’s First Peel And Stick Solar Cells

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:20:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://thetechjournal.com/green-tech/stanford-university-creates-worlds-first-peel-and-stick-solar-cells.xhtml>

"Usually solar cells are very thin and are found on houses and
buildings. These thin-film solar cells are made with rigid glass
substrates and hence can be stick on some certain surfaces. But recently

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Wraps 8 Days of Videos With ‘Mission Statement’ (Exclusive)

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:22:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/07/21/weird-al-yankovic-wraps-8-days-of-videos-with-mission-statement-exclusive/>

"The song, from Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun,” is in the style of
Crosby, Stills & Nash (think “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” or “Carry On”). The
song features Yankovic harmonizing with himself on lyrics constructed of

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Peace One(sie) Day

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:08:11 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This Sunday is the UN International Day of Peace, also known as "Peace
One Day". To celebrate we are having a peace walk in our onesies! Hence,
"Peace One(sie) Day". Our motto is: Celebrate what you do want!

We have recently made a slight change to our walking path, but

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Please Stop Calling Everything a "Hack"

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:32:57 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://gizmodo.com/please-stop-calling-everything-a-hack-1575505593

'We have a problem. Be you blogger, journalist, tech writer, or
commenter (both racist and otherwise), it's time to stop with the
gratuitous overuse of "hacking." Existence itself is not a hack.'

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Parov Stelar Trio - Doctor Foo (Smooth Version)

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:34:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bps8xTtRifE

'Taken from his new "Invisible Girl" EP. Released on March 22nd, 2013.'

Time for some Parov Stelar!

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Parody songs: five of the best

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:36:11 +1000

"Andrew Pam" <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jul/22/parody-songs-five-of-the-best>

Some classics.  I have the Morris Minor and the Majors 7" record!

Via Romana Challans.

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Women Who are Ambivalent about Women Against Women Against Feminism

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:38:52 +1000

"Andrew Pam" <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://thebloggess.com/2014/07/women-who-are-ambivalent-about-women-against-women-against-feminism/>

"So...yeah.  Right now there’s a lot of talk about a tumblr called
WomenAgainstFeminism.  It’s just pictures of some women holding up
handwritten signs entitled “I don’t need feminism because...”  Some of the

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中国风~手绘动画 (China Wind ~ hand-drawn animation)

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:09:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/115507729860405305367/posts/QiqBmuNWfRB

Lovely work by Sun HUACHUN.

Via 匆匆过客

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Protecting your privacy: Our stand against ‘mandatory data retention’

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:11:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://blog.iinet.net.au/protecting-your-privacy/

Good to see iiNet and Internode standing up for the rights of their
customers and indeed all citizens.

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No Russian

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:36:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://skibinsky.com/no-russian/

"Many people in Silicon Valley inquired over the years why I was not coming
back to Russia often (I visited once in two decades) or why I’m not spending
much time helping Russian startups. I usually answered these questions in

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First Rule Of Censorship Club Is You Don’t Talk About Censorship Club

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:38:52 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/first-rule-of-censorship-club-is-you-dont-talk-about-censorship-club/>

"So it’s happened again. Every time law enforcement anywhere gets the ability
to censor websites, it always gets applied overbroadly, way beyond the original
prescribed scope, and each and every time somebody exposes that, the same law

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Australia 'addicted to roads', says leaked infrastructure report

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:18:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/australia-addicted-to-roads-says-leaked-infrastructure-report>

<http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/billions-spent-on-roads-in-8220hideously-inefficient8221-way-20140722-zvqcg.html>

Roadbuilding is an easy way for politicians to be seen "doing something"

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I'm On Vacation (Song)

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:19:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2WTRqCu_DY

"Worst. Vacay. Ever."

A new Rhett & Link music video.  They're quite funny.

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TIMBER- SVA Thesis Film

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:08:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://vimeo.com/91332858

A charming student animation.  I love the character designs and the
colours!

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‘Space Station 76′, A Retro-Futurist Science Fiction Space Comedy Film Starring Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:09:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/space-station-76-a-retro-futurist-science-fiction-space-comedy-film-starring-patrick-wilson-and-liv-tyler/>

"Space Station 76 is an upcoming science-fiction space comedy film
directed by television writer Jack Plotnick that’s set in a future with
a decidedly 1970s vibe. The film, which stars Patrick Wilson and Liv

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Godzilla (Gojira) statue unveiled

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:48:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+SpottacusCheetahsLair/posts/BovmJLM3yr6

'To celebrate the release of the new Hollywood screen version of
"Godzilla," Tokyo Midtown has unveiled a giant statue of the creature to
terrorize the shoppers. At a seventh of the size of the new U.S.

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A Desirable-Future Haiku

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:50:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/message/a-desirable-future-haiku-ff01d63c93c6

"I am not asking for utopia. In fact, a world where everything worked
perfectly, with no side effects, is its own kind of hell. I am a
protopian. I believe in progress, an incremental betterment with

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New Rules of Fantasy #1: Evil is a Choice

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:24:41 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.thoughtcrimegames.net/new-rules-of-fantasy-1-evil-is-a-choice/

"To even talk about good and evil, we need a reference point. In D&D we have
alignment as a strict tool, but simply the notion of good and evil applied at a
racial level implies that there is a universal set of standards being applied

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Firefly's Whole Cast Will Reunite for Firefly Online

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:25:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://io9.com/fireflys-cast-will-reunite-for-firefly-online-1610617567

"All of the original /Firefly /stars will reprise their characters for the
online game! And Alan Tudyk is playing multiple roles. Also showing up will be
Michael Fairman as the crime lord Niska, who is apparently hiring."

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Tracking and combatting our current mass extinction

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:28:21 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/tracking-and-combatting-our-current-mass-extinction/>

"We're trying to save bird and mammal species, but we may need to
replace them."

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Finding Rover, An App That Uses Facial Recognition to Help Reunite Lost Dogs with Their Humans

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:29:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/finding-rover-free-app-uses-facial-recognition-help-reunite-lost-dogs-humans/>

"Finding Rover is a handy free app that helps to reunite lost dogs with
their frantic humans through the use of canine facial recognition."

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How Harry Potter shaped a generation

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:08:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/23/how-harry-potter-shaped-a-gene.html

"Seven years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
Caroline Siede looks back on the book series that defined a generation."

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The Berlin Pirate Party

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:10:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSEOKPRbM8M

"Take an inside look at the Berlin Pirate Party, a political party in Germany's
House of Representatives. Explore how the positive messages from the show helps
drive their approach to politics, and see at how they've integrated My Little

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Religious Terrorism meets Religious Liberalism

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:30:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://kristataves.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/religious-terrorism-meets-religious-liberalism/>

"Operation Save America, a fundamentalist anti-abortion organization
that is known for descending upon abortion clinics and making life a
living hell for anyone coming or going, chose to land in one of our

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Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, and Warner owes the world hundreds of millions for improperly collected royalties

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:32:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2013/06/13/lawsuit-happy-birthday-is.html

'Copyright scholars have long been pretty certain that "Happy Birthday
to You" is in the public domain, despite the fact that Warner/Chappell
claims copyright on it and charges impressive licensing fees to use it

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16 Things We Learned After a Day at 'Weird Al' Yankovic's House

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:03:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/16-things-we-learned-after-a-day-at-weird-al-yankovics-house-20140725>

"He has no interest in making 'UHF 2,' he's a vegan that occasionally
cheats and many others"

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Piracy crackdown misses the real crime

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:04:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/piracy-crackdown-misses-the-real-crime-20140728-zxk20.html>

'Advice from Google and others that piracy is primarily a "pricing and
availability" problem has fallen on deaf ears, the government would
rather listen to the likes of Village Roadshow.'

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Unrest: Honest Postmortem of a Kickstarter Success

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:06:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pyrodactyl/unrest-an-unconventional-rpg-set-in-ancient-india/posts/930862>

"When we at Pyrodactyl Games launched our Kickstarter last June, we
promised that we’d give our backers and the general public a frank
postmortem. Now, we never did get in over our heads. We made mistakes,

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This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:07:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/2014/07/gender-gap/

"Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases
local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a
New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her

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3 New Kinds of Open Source: DNA, Journalism, Shoes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:06:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/3-new-kinds-of-open-source-dna-journalism-shoes-3569528/>

"One of the most powerful proofs of the strength of the ideas underlying open
source is the way they are being successfully applied in fields very different
from computing. Many of these are familiar enough – open content, open data,

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You can't sit with us: Mean Girls' unbroken record shows Hollywood has a problem with women

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:08:21 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/world-of-women/you-can-t-sit-with-us-mean-girls-unbroken-record-shows-hollywood-has-a-problem-with-women/201407294386>

"In 2013 alone, just 21.8% of women made up the film crews of the 100 highest
grossing films, a number that is lower than the average of the past 20 years."

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Video games come of age in Valiant Hearts

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:51:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/video-games-come-of-age-in-valiant-hearts>

"The games industry makes billions of dollars every year from games that
make destruction fun. Not to suggest that there isn’t a place for games
like that. But as a medium gaming is pretty well sorted if you’re

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All 14 Weird Al Yankovic Album Covers as a Whiteboard Video

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:52:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpaWZfJG0pg

'Our team wanted to thank Weird Al Yankovic for choosing us in his words
"world’s best whiteboard animation company"'

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Killing The Golden Goose: Copyright Holders Demand More Cash Even As Streaming Music Services Struggle To Be Profitable

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:12:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140727/12322628030/killing-golden-goose-copyright-holders-demand-more-cash-even-as-streaming-music-services-struggle-to-be-profitable.shtml>

"It doesn't seem like a structural flaw in the business model, so much as the
legal regime that assumes that it's the content alone that is the value, and
that the service has no value at all."

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What happened to the fair go?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:13:43 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.theage.com.au/national/what-happened-to-the-fair-go-20140728-3cpmf.html

"Record numbers of Australians are sleeping rough as concerns about global
inequality rise. Michael Green reports on the growing gap between rich and
poor."

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Video Killed the Radio Star - Pomplamoose

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:15:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk4_SMI0jVc

'We hung white table clothes on the walls of our studio and built sets
out of foam core to create a "3D" screen. Only one projector was used to
project images onto the various surfaces.'

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Adorable Photos of Children Fighting Off Monsters in Their Bedrooms

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:17:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/adorable-photos-of-children-fighting-off-monsters-in-their-bedrooms/>

"“Terreurs” is an adorable photo series by Paris-based photographer
Laure Fauvel that depicts children defending their bedrooms against
nightmarish (yet clearly frightened) monsters. The series was Fauvel’s

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Data retention — what it is and why it’s bad

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:28:04 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/07/21/crikey-clarifier-data-retention-what-it-is-and-why-its-bad/>

"With the Australian government “actively considering” data retention,
and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation chief David Irvine
telling a Senate committee that it is crucial to intelligence-gathering

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Australia's first cat cafe opens in Melbourne

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:29:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/australias-first-cat-cafe-opens-in-melbourne-20140729-3crtf.html>

'Cat Cafe Melbourne owners Anita and Myles Loughran visited Japanese cat
cafes on their honeymoon, and decided to bring the concept to Australia.
"It was amazing, it's like nothing we have in Australia," Loughran says.

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Like Clockwork

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:53:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://johnarr.itch.io/likeclockwork

"'Like Clockwork' is a comedy RPG in which an unsuspecting sidekick must
finish her Hero's quest after he dies in a freak accident with a police
car."

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US Council of Economic Advisors: Delay on climate action will cost us

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:55:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/us-council-of-economic-advisors-delay-on-climate-action-will-cost-us/>

"Today, the president's Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) released a
report that describes the costs that would ensue if the world fails to
get its greenhouse gas emissions under control. The report doesn't break

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Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:44:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/reglue-opening-world-deserving-kids-one-linux-computer-time>

"In the decades that have passed since the beginning of the personal
computer revolution, computers have gone from being a rare and expensive
luxury to a mandatory educational tool. Today, a child without access to

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Monty Python Perform Beloved ‘Spanish Inquisition’ Sketch at Their Live (Mostly) Reunion Show in London

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:45:37 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/monty-python-perform-beloved-spanish-inquisition-sketch-at-their-live-mostly-reunion-show-in-london/>

"Monty Python has begun releasing clips from their recent Monty Python
Live (Mostly) reunion shows at the O2 Arena in London, beginning with a
return of the pioneering British sketch group’s beloved Spanish

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Introduction to Linux

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:08:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoundationx/linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-introduction-1621>

"Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical
interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families."

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Hot Water - Simon's Cat

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:09:16 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApN73TUVMEU

“A hungry cat goes in search of food and gets his owner into some hot
water!”

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The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:09:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://io9.com/the-13-greatest-science-fiction-comedies-of-all-time-1613425431>

I've seen nearly all of these except some of the horror comedies,
including the additional recommendations and the films suggested in the
comments. They're definitely all worth seeing for comedy fans, even the

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Sunny Specks in Thine Eye - The Bully

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:10:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://coyocoyo.tumblr.com/post/93320197050/the-bully-this-comic-i-made-over-a-year-ago-but>

"This comic I made over a year ago, but I’ve touched it up since and I’m
happy to share it on tumblr C: while I’ve improved immensely since I
made this, I’m still really proud of myself for making it."

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A Visual Reminder That Everyone on the Internet Is an Actual Person

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:59:55 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/a-visual-reminder-that-everyone-on-the-internet-is-an-actual-person/>

"Author and illustrator Nathan W. Pyle has created a visual reminder
that everyone on the Internet is an actual person. The idea being that
any kind of harassment or otherwise disparaging comment is being

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Adorable Zoo Animals In Hipster Clothing

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newnownext.com/adorable-zoo-animals-in-hipster-clothing/07/2014/>

"Photographer Yago Partal has combined the Internet’s love of cuddly
animals with its disdain for hipsters with a  series of
photo-manipulated portraits featuring zoo animals in trendy togs."

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Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:49:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/jul/25/harvard-historian-strategy-of-climate-science-denial-groups-extremely-successful>

"Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the
foundations for the government interventions they fear the most"

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Dorkly Brings Us The 30 Best Dr.Seuss Mashups On The Internet

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:52:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/dorkly-30-best-dr-seuss-mashups/

"We here at The Mary -Seuss- Sue are huge fans of the good Doctor (in fact, he
may be our second-favorite doctor ever). In his honor, Dorkly has combed the
recesses of the Internet for the 30 best Dr.Seuss mashups–you can check out the

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Eyewitness: With Gillian Triggs on Christmas Island to inspect child detainees

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:26:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://theconversation.com/eyewitness-with-gillian-triggs-on-christmas-island-to-inspect-child-detainees-29692>

"If a visit to Christmas Island sounds like fun, think again. A remote
tropical island in the Indian Ocean – billed as a birdwatcher’s paradise
and a haven for snorkelling – has a dark side. It is “home” to 1102

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Strides and backslides: How to tackle diversity in comics

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:27:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.avclub.com/article/strides-and-backslides-how-tackle-diversity-comics-207460>

"Character and creator diversity has been a major issue within the
comic-book industry since its creation, but it’s become an especially
prevalent topic in recent years as creators and fans from all races,

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